Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mahjong!

So, do any of you play Mahjong? Occasionally I play on Tenhou against others. What's Mahjong? Well, to be honest you could call it Chinese weeaboo dominoes. It is a very popular tile game in Japan though. It's not too hard when you know the rules. Theres a really great guide for rules on the game here:  http://www.mediafire.com/?nundktgdonn
You can also reference the wikipedia page on all the japanese yaku:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku

You can practice here against other Japanese people: http://tenhou.net/0/
Don't feel bad if you do terrible at first, it's not like they can say anything bad to you anyway. I actually had a beginner winning streak when I first started and then I was terrible for the longest time.

I actually learned how to play after watching an anime called Saki. If you enjoy cute girls doing cute things and mahjong as well, you'll absolutely love this anime. I didn't know the rules at all when i saw it, but it makes more sense now. An anime definitely worth your time.



I'm not super great, but just tell me if you ever want to play! Only Yakuman I've gotten would be little winds.   Might have been able to go for big winds, but whatever!


This week I'll probably do an in depth tutorial on all the moon runes (japanese) in the game and what they mean!

55 comments:

  1. nice. my family plays mahjong almost every weekend.

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  2. I played on 7447 for a while, and got pretty into it. I never really got very good at it though, and me sucking started to piss people off so I stopped.

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  3. parents refused to teach me cuz they thought i'd gamble too much :(

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  4. I've played a lot of single player Mahjong (Mahjong Solitaire, maybe?) but never with other people. Maybe I should give it a whirl.

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  5. Played it sometimes, I'm not the best, but it's kinda fun I suppose.

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  6. this is a good follow up post to the previous one

    I have a new post on GTL Everyday too :)

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  7. I like Mah Jong solitare. I assume that's not the same thing though.

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  8. I play Mah Jong solitare when I'm really bored, although I have never played the real thing with others...

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  9. I suck at Mah Jong, don't even get me started...

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  10. Great read! Looking forward to reading your next post.

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  11. Wow, I didn't know there's a Japanese version! How cool is that. My family used to play that game a lot (the Chinese version, I guess). Nowadays, everyone just pokers. Some of those stones actually are really, really well crafted.

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  12. I've been known to play a bit of mahjong solitaire from time to time...

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  13. I love Mahjong! Use to play when I was younger :D

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  14. My grandparents seem to love this game. But I don't play it, heh. Chess is what I do. >.>

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  15. I used to play on Tenhou, but then I read about the bullshit with the RNG and paying users and stopped. Now I only play in real life. Playing in real life is a lot of fun if everyone knows what they're doing.

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  16. I love playing Mahjong, but I unfortunately suck at it something fierce.

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  19. The only Mahjong I've played recently is on my psp with that saki game that was released not long ago, nice game, but over all I find Mahjong kind of boring..

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  20. I;m bad at mahjong, so Im sure id be terrible at this lol

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  21. Somebody would have to teach me... looks hard as hell

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  22. Ohh, I really liked Saki. Really fun show. I say you do the Mahjong tutorial. I've always wanted to learn.

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  23. Fun fun! I used to play with a couple Japanese guys in my dorm.

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  24. Nice stuff! I love mahjong! continue the good posts!

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  25. I know how to play, only cause Akagi and Saki gave me a nice interest in it. I tried playing with /jp/ a bit and lost pretty much every match ;;

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  26. it is a fun game, but it does not really take any skills

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  27. thanks for the comments on my blog!

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  28. I once saw some exchange students playing this at the cafe during college, and was intrigued.

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  29. mahjong is crack u should smoke - for the uninitiated

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  30. I enjoy the odd game of mahjong solitaire, but I know nothing of how to play it the proper way. The rules seem so damn complicated, but I'm eager to give it a try.

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  31. Never got a chance to play, but I always wanted to learn.

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  33. never played mahjong before. always thought it's a game for old people.

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  34. I like this game bra, but I can't remember how to play it D:

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  35. Last time I played was YEARS ago. I need to start again. I loved it.

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  36. I'm a little intimidated by it, actually. It seems like it would be difficult to learn.

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  37. Great read! Looking forward to reading your next post.

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  38. I wanted to learn how to play this so bad, thanks for sharing. Following and looking forward to more.

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  39. I have to say, it does look very interesting.

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  40. It's a great way to kill time. :)

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  41. I just now decided to play Mahjong

    I suck at this

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  42. Never played this, probably never will. Just not my thing.

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